The Radical: 単


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Meaning
simply, merely    単

Explanation It shines the sun in a group of ten [with nine planets, including Pluto] as the mere single.

Used in these Kanji:
JLPT 3Joyo 4
war, fight
tatakau, ikusa, SEN
Left: simply, single, merely (It shines the sun in a group of ten [= with the 9 planets] as the mere single.), right: halberd
Only a single halberd as symbol for war.
JLPT 3Joyo 4
merely, simply, single, only
TAN
From top: rays of light , sun , ten
It shines the sun in a group of ten (= with the 9 planets) as the single one.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
beast, brute
ke(da)mono,
Left: var. of merely, single (It shines the sun in a group of ten [= with 9 planets] as the mere single), mouth , right: dog
As it is unique, the mouth of the dog shows the beast.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
Zen meditation
ZEN
Left: to show altar /, right: merely, simply (It shines the sun in the group of ten [= with the 9 planets] as the mere single.)
You are at the altar simply/merely (yourself) during: Zen meditation.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
play (an instrument), bullet, shot, spring, play
hiku, hazumu, tama, DAN
Left: bow , right: single, merely (It shines the sun in the group of ten [= with 9 planets] as the mere single.)
The bow is unique to play an instrument or to make a shot.

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